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Hudson Electronics

Hudson Electronics are a UK based guitar pedal designer and vintage inspired effects builder. Hudson’s unique build process evolves around the components that used in the broadcast and recording consoles of the 1960’s.

Hudson Electronics’ Broadcast pedal pairs two transistors, one NOS Germanium and the other Silicone, to offer vintage mojo with modern flexibility. It also has a unique Triad steel-core transformer. The result is an incredibly dynamic guitar pedal that can conjure everything from a bright, clean boost, to transparent overdrive, to bristling fuzz. It’s extremely responsive to your volume and tone knob, which makes it easy to tailor straight from your guitar.

The dials on the Broadcast are intuitive, yet sensitive. You get a volume, a gain trim, a low cut, and a high/low gain toggle. The beauty lies in the way these settings interact; the gain trim rolls off the highs when dimed, and the low cut is on the front end. It’s easy to find a great tone, but make sure you run your amp hot enough for the germanium to do its thing. The pedal can take voltages between 9V and 24V, with more power offering more headroom. The Broadcast is also offered with a dual foot-switch (for selecting gain modes) and as an Ariel Posen signature model (with all silicon transistors, and an overall darker, smoother tone).

In addition to the Broadcast, Hudson builds an 808-inspired pedal with two Germanium diodes. Compared to the original, the Sidecar is smoother, darker, and more transparent. It also has a two-band EQ reminiscent of the vintage Studer Recording Console. This pedal offers a sonic spectrum that ranges from subtle to extreme.

We carry a diverse array of guitar pedals & effects at Midwood Guitar Studio and would love to help you add a few to your pedal board. Stop by and describe what you’re looking for, and we’ll discuss options. For vintage germanium vibes, Hudson Electronics is the new reigning king. Let’s fire one up!

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  • Hudson Electronics Sidecar Germanium Overdrive Pedal Hudson Electronics Sidecar Germanium Overdrive Pedal

    Hudson Electronics Sidecar Germanium Overdrive Pedal

    Hudson Electronics
    $285.00
    Hudson Electronics Sidecar Germanium Overdrive Pedal  Midwood Guitar Studio is a proud dealer of Hudson Electronics!  From Hudson:   Our take on the classic 808 circuit with the added versatility of a powerful two-band EQ...
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  • Hudson Electronics Limited Edition Broadcast 24v USA Hudson Electronics Limited Edition Broadcast 24v USA

    Hudson Electronics Limited Edition Broadcast 24v USA

    Hudson Electronics
    $285.00
    Hudson Electronics Limited Edition Broadcast 24v USA  Midwood Guitar Studio is a proud dealer of Hudson Electronics! Don't miss out on this limited edition offering only available at USA dealers! From Hudson: The BC-24V-USA runs internally at 24...
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  • Hudson Electronics Broadcast AP - Ariel Posen Signature Hudson Electronics Broadcast AP - Ariel Posen Signature

    Hudson Electronics Broadcast AP - Ariel Posen Signature

    Hudson Electronics
    $305.00
    Hudson Electronics Broadcast AP - Ariel Posen Signature Midwood Guitar Studio is a proud dealer of Hudson Electronics! From Hudson: At the heart of the Broadcast-AP – as the name may suggest – is the same circuitry as the Broadcast. A...
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